Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 7th, 2014

That’s probably enough Thursday for me.

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@hughstephens Nah, I only write about specific vulnerabilities if it triggers a Big Pbservation. “WordPress is shit” isn’t even news.

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@AlisterAir I’m not allowed to use that word at @zdnetaustralia. Global newsroom, American sensibilities.

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kcarruthers Too funny RT @gerriDarcey: Soooo awkward… pic.twitter.com/dqOsDXU9RR

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Me at @zdnetaustralia today: “Cyber defender Brandis is proving unfit for purpose” zdnet.com/cyber-defender… I was being polite.

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@jonoabroad Wot? @TheRoastTV is on weeknights 1930 on ABC2, on @abciview shortly after, YouTube an hour or two later. Fix your life, boy.

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Re tonight’s @TheRoastTV, can we crowdfund the $185k needed to register .envelope?

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jturner_ibrs VA895 “the wifi is inoperative therefore the flight crew will be performing the first act of La Boheme” love the humour of @VirginAustralia

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MT @semibogan: There’s probably something wrong with me … [Fixed.]

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Also, “Ocean’s 157”. SHUT UP @TheRoastTV I AM DAYS BEHIND I KNOW BUT SOME OF US HAVE REAL JOBS NOT ME BUT YOU GET THE POINT.

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“Mr Packer, seen here in a business meeting…youtube.com/watch?v=VnejLm…Ba Nice work@TheRoastTVTV

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kcarruthers Go Abbott MT @latikambourke: Australia’s unemployment jumps to 12yr high & is now higher than the US businessspectator.com.au/news/2014/8/7/…

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Seriously, @DerridaLicious, is Awesometown anywhere near as good as Funkytown? youtube.com/watch?v=VnejLm…

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@scott_thewspot Yeah, well [REDACTED] told me that [REDACTED] [REDACTED] [REDACTED] in due course.

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RT @DerridaLicious: @stilgherrian what about amazeballs and awesometown? (I just invented the latter). [Kill yourself.]

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RT @monts351: @stilgherrian or that he is probably smarter than the pm [Oh fuck off. A soft-toy penguin is smarter than the PM.]

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Right. I need to understand what’s going on in the world. Hypothetically, where would one get a kilogram of peyote?

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I think some of you don’t actually know what “amazing” and “awesome” mean. Either that or, seriously, you need to get out more.

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RT @GuardianAus: Kanye West says treatment of celebrities is equivalent to racial discrimination trib.al/jMikXVQ [BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!]

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cjjosh Weet-bix for dinner…..but which wine to have with it

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b_judah Russia bans itself from eating Parmesan Cheese and Camembert in protest at corrupt state banks losing access to European capital markets.

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@sakuvee74 @Steve_Lockstep … and they’re too ignorant of global issues (as opposed to internal politics) to realise they’ve been played.

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@sakuvee74 @Steve_Lockstep More seriously, I think I current array of muppets has been brainwashed by Scary Videss from Washington…

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Abetz, what even is it?

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@sakuvee74 @Steve_Lockstep [Smirks.] Our current array of primates on the green leather seats in Canberra seems to be the best* ever.

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I assume everyone in AGD / ASIO / AFP / CERT Australia believes Senator George Brandis QC is the bestest best minister they’ve had ever.

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RT @sylmobile: people conclude very different things from the same facts [Because they’re morons. Next!]

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So how many messes does @TurnbullMalcolm have to sort out before the party room decides that Mr Rabbit’s Band of Fucktards must go?

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“Turnbull steps into data retention debate”, writes @alliecoyne itnews.com.au/News/390793,tu…

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I was told earlier that you can still place a bet at 50 to 1 on Brandis being the next PM. Whoever paid that has done their money.

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You know, while it’s fun writing columns that point out that your nation’s Attorney-General is a hopeless joke, it’s also bloody depressing.

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“Hypersonic missiles are the future for India and Russia – new BrahMos Chiefin.rbth.com/economics/2014…2W H@BlogsofWarar

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BrigadierSlog Not enough clubbing? @AnaMilosevic7: Nauru staff suspended for watching peaceful asylum seeker protests gu.com/p/4vggy/tw

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ClaireMax Maybe aliens don’t talk to us because we’re creepy. We send them weird mix tapes and keep trying to find out where they live.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Cyber defender Brandis is proving unfit for purpose” zdnet.com/cyber-defender…

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mmalone26 For billing, security and tracking data, @iiNet is required to carry your meta data for about five minutes. Tops. Fuck you SDIO

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@Dame_Mochuck @bastardsheep @MikeCarlton01 Ah yes. Well, I have a word for them. A very short word.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I have already suggested this to @TheRoastTV, but they declined to steal my idea. Softcocks.

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And then some cunt-run newspapers spend the day going “Hurrah! A writer was harassed into submission!” You arseholes. Get fucked.

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If I were @MikeCarlton01 it wouldn’t just be the arsehole troll readers who get told to fuck themselves.

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To summarise @MikeCarlton01: He writes stuff. People abuse him and make threats. He tells some to fuck off. He’s the one who gets sacked.

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therevmountain Seems Freedom of Speech conference ironically became a government disgruntlefest thanks to yesterday’s announcement theguardian.com/world/live/201…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Tout est la même chose que tout le reste. Le procureur général a expliqué que dans le détail.

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“Clarke and Dawe - An Exciting New Interpretation of The Text” youtube.com/watch?v=LOZkNP…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je détruis la civilisation. Et vous?

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@elronxenu I have found SHADAgeddon. It was a moment of SCADEnlightenment.

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5at5daily 5at5 number 85: Surfing in Alaska, hacking cars, homeless phones, thousands of rays, and a language whinge. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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@Spoonyman Nah, a university nickname that was adopted legally. I’ve already seen 5+ decades on this planet.

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As all writers know, the best proofreading technique is the “Publish” button. Sigh.

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@Spoonyman No dramas. I’m not prima donna about it. But there’s 13.5k Australians with a single-word name. I am merely amused. Cheers.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Cyber defender Brandis is proving unfit for purpose” zdnet.com/cyber-defender…

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@Spoonyman My pleasure. [Bows.] Next time, can we lose the “goes by the name of”? It’s just my name. Has been for three decades.

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RT @cxi: If you are in Security or IT and you are not following @SwiftOnSecurity then you lead a sad existance and should be ashamed. [Yes.]

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The radio spot is done. I’ll post a recording tomorrow. Mostly because today is already packed.

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@philipbranchlsl I continue to find it amusing that this sort of stuff is now fodder for commercial media. We live in interesting times.

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@BruceHore Yeah, I’ll pop them a note. No drama. The @NewsTalk2UE audience isn’t used to my name yet.

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@philipbranchlsl Ah, there you are! I’ll post a recording of that tomorrow, and will email you when it’s up.

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On hold with Sydney radio @NewsTalk2UE to take the Brandis Challenge. Can we explain metadata? Listen in at 2ue.com.au

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The barman has turned off the music so I can do the radio spot without having to go outside. Nice chap.

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@evcricket No no. I’m quite fine with fingering. Thank you.

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RT @evcricket: Brian Loughnane getting fingered at ICAC today. GOOD TIMES. This is awfully close to the PM now. [Fingered. Oh dear.]

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matt_levinson Sometimes you have to lean before you can lift RT @GetUp: This is what our vision of looks like pic.twitter.com/9rOC37bfc6

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“Turnbull and Brandis meet with ISPs on data retention”, writes @joshgnosis zdnet.com/au/turnbull-an…

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@kyrah @krypt3ia @0x1C You should gamify that cloudification.

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kyrah Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve reached peak derp. /cc @krypt3ia RT @0x1C: LinkedIn spam: “It’s time to Cloudify your Governance!”

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Hey Mr Rabbit and Co, we don’t want the government to work “harder”, we want you to work “more intelligently” and “more effectively”.

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Colvinius Bolt attacks Brandis, praises @TurnbullMalcolm: Statues bleed, frogs rain from sky, calves born with 3 heads etc…
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Which ignorant arsehat in government imagined they could slice off one specific legal way of earning a living for discriminatory treatment?

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“Sex workers have won a reprieve, and will be treated like any other worker if they become unemployed.” Quick. theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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ClickHole This Wikipedia article changed one man’s life, and he only had to read half of it clickhole.com/r/695tsd pic.twitter.com/wWxRy9cikX

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I’m screwed. I’ve just refreshed my memory of Dr Philip Branch’s 1337ness. caia.swin.edu.au/cv/pbranch/

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@rohan_p @2ue I have no idea what’s planned. No plan. No rehearsal. Just like life.

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@NewsTalk2UE Ah, is this the official account now? Confused.

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@mjec Thank you. I’m lucky enough to have the freedom to write this sort of silliness.

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You’ll be able to listen to us competing to explain metadata on @2ue at 2ue.com.au … and I have no idea how this will work.

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I have accepted @2ue’s Brandis Challenge. At 1620 AEST, it’s me vs Dr Philip Branch of the Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures.

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Column filed for @zdnetaustralia. It contains a new word: “brandisplaining”.

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RT @AARNet: Two years on, Curiosity’s still in the same crater theregister.co.uk/2014/08/06/two… [Much like the Abbott government? Hang on. One year.]

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Hot metadata in your area.

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On the internet, no-one* can tell you’re an arsehat. (*everyone)

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… it was ready or finished or some phrase. Implying that parliament just had to approve it. Anyone know this story@GuardianAusus

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Search help please. Late 2013 a @GuardianAus story mentioned Abbott saying he didn’t want to introduce some legislation or other until…

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Government says we’re having a discussion about data retention. Discussion ensues. Government complains that we’re discussing things.

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lukehopewell what if brandis just wants mandatory Dada retention? envelopes full of marcel duchamp coming your way buddy

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DavidParis I don’t know what the big deal is about Brandis cancelling his speech. We got the time, the place, the duration, just not the content.

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trubnad Has anybody tried turning George Brandis off and on again?

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joshgnosis George Brandis in 2012 warning against keeping web browsing history as part of data retention youtu.be/rBBL9gpNqFs

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joshgnosis Parlview has the footage of Brandis saying web browsing should not be included in data retention if anyone wants it. bit.ly/1sxTluy

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@joshgnosis @leslienassar I believe what you’re doing just now, Josh, is called “aiding and abetting”.

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@Paul_Karp It’s a phenomenal cockup, both in media cycle terms and in selling a controversial policy.

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I assume they’ve sent Brandis to the MH17 memorial service so he can explain how aeroplanes work.

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danielhurstbne Shorten’s office decides to issue its own transcript of the Brandis Sky interview: pic.twitter.com/PDzROKpbHJ

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“ABC reported that Brandis pulled out of the conference to attend a memorial for the victims of the MH17 attack.” Ah. I see.

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It strikes me that Brandis going into hiding today after yesterday’s train wreck only makes him and the government look weaker.

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Also, @joshgnosis has included a transcript of the most important* parts of Brandis’ TV interview from yesterday. zdnet.com/au/brandis-dit…

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“Brandis ditches conference after disastrous data retention interview”, writes @joshgnosis zdnet.com/au/brandis-dit…

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Thu plan: Write for @zdnetaustralia; shopping & late lunch, Katoomba; @5at5daily; quiet evening, with videos and cheese.

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DamienCWalker George Brandis sifting through your garbage “I’m not looking at what you’ve been eating, just the packets it came in.”

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So has anyone opened betting on who’ll be Attorney-General tomorrow? The day after?

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MT @SBSNews: Attorney General George Brandis a no show at free spech forum bit.ly/1lBK1kd [He’s been sent to the re-education camp.]

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@georgevhulme Pagers are receivers only. Can be used in places transmitters aren’t allowed. Much more reliable for emergency services.

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chrisberg “Turnbull and Brandis will today move to put the government’s counter terrorism plans back on track” they were announced less than 48hrs ago

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It was a bit too early in the day for that thought, wasn’t it.

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Do you think Tim Wilson confused a water cannon with a douche?

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“Meta-mess as Brandis struggles with web terminology”, by @sarix1 for @amworldtodaypm abc.net.au/am/content/201… Contains traces of me.

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DamienCWalker Just for a moment, set aside your fears for our country and bask in the schadenfreude as Tony Abbott’s government implodes.

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I still have’t been sent my Team Rabbit National Security onesie. This is bullshit.

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I’m conflicted. While Team Australia is obviously a brilliant* concept, I also want to go with Team Rabbit. For the onesies.

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I so want to sit in on the next briefing by CERT Australia to A-G Soapy the Ankle QC. The Q&A section would be magical.

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RT @derekbradley: @glengyron Brandis is a poster child for Dunning Kruger [OK, I’m stealing that line.]

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@TheRoastTV Oh. They let me in there all the time. @mscott even knows about it and permits it. You must be very bad people indeed.

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danielhurstbne Longer dole wait for people whose job “involves nudity or is in the sex industry”, writes @PatsKarvelas m.theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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@TheRoastTV And as for the idea, meh, I throw dozens into the ether daily. But hey I’ll use it in my podcast on Saturday then.

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@TheRoastTV Oh. I don’t know why I thought you were at Ultimo. Maybe you were molesting people in the foyer. Don’t mind me.

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Rediscovering my “‘Literally’ purists literally belong in the stone age” from @ABCthedrum last year. abc.net.au/news/2013-08-1…

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marcuskelson it doesn’t take long….Metadata’ Interview Is All You Need To Hear | Junkee po.st/L0RzRS via @Po_st

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drewsheldrick George Brandis may not know the meaning of ‘metadata’, but he should know the meaning of ‘viral’ by the end of today pic.twitter.com/Kfh5ykl5K6

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@TheRoastTV My pleasure. If you use it, you can buy me a beer when I’m at Ultimo on Monday afternoon. I’m doing a thing there.

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@TheRoastTV Bah. Just use a balloon. Draw glasses on it. Done.

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“I hear the woman yelling, what do you mean you don’t have any pies left, who bought them all?” Great work, this. np.reddit.com/r/offmychest/c…

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jeamland It’s ok, we only metatortured them.

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@joshgnosis And didn’t Brandis successfully* cover the fact that data retention isn’t just about the terrorisms at all. Quelle surprise.

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Worth a RT: “‘I’ve Got Nothing to Hide’ and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy”, by @DanielSolove, GWU Law School papers.ssrn.com/soL3/papers.cf…

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@joshgnosis Also also, that argument assumes everyone has really understands the implications of Facebook and has given informed consent.

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@joshgnosis Also, Facebook doesn’t arrange for people with guns to put a canvas bag over your head and disappear you for 48 hours.

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“On the internet, all we do is send envelopes”, writes @dobes techrepublic.com/article/on-the…

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Pondering a new TV series: “George Brandis Explains, with George Brandis QC”. He could explain so many things, right @TheRoastTV?

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Pro Tip: If you are running a legitimate* political party and some donors are banned, set up a cover money laundering scheme.

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Pro Tip: If you have $10,000 in cash for a political campaign, you store it in your sock drawer.

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@Manic_Henry We must stop this national radio thing. It gets into the cracks between the floorboards and fades the curtains.

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@sylmobile @jodiem The art of the interview includes knowing when to not ask a question but to simply sit quietly and listen.

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RT @RantRotAndRuin: @stilgherrian how much quicker these hearings would go if we had ? [Tell your MPs, folks.]

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@SnarkyPlatypus Merci. Je vais envoyer un mot de la caverne des vampires en temps voulu.

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If you missed it yesterday, here is the nation’s chief law officer explaining* how internet data retention will work. skynews.com.au/video/program_…

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joshgnosis The former National Security Legislation Monitor Bret Walker told RN this morning that agencies should get a warrant for metadata access

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis toujours malade. Je suis ennuyé. Je vais rencontrer la sangsue de demain, et la femme de vampire. Et vous?

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Hey NSW Liberal Party, hands up who’s not appearing before ICAC this year?

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The Hon Wyatt Roy MP: “Say goodbye to the donkey…pic.twitter.com/lkhr6v2Jwzwz H@MarkDiStefe03

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Thu plan, draft: Write for @zdnetaustralia, not sure about what; shopping, Katoomba; @5at5daily; evening TBA.

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MT @threatpost: Car Hacking Enters Remote Exploitation Phase threatpost.com/car-hacking-en… [Happening roughly on schedule then. Cool.]

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kcarruthers state parliament seems to need a special new bench for members under investigation

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So many envelopes.

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Connecting to an electronic internet address to collect envelopes full of electric letters.

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Thursday. There will be a sudden flash of realisation, and it will horrify you. Thursday.

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